King's Wood Montessori School, Foxboro, MA
In 1968, a group of parents interested in providing a Montessori education to their children founded the King's Wood Montessori School in Foxboro, Massachusetts. More than 40 years later, King's Wood remains a parent-owned, non-profit school serving children from over fifteen communities in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.
Supported by a staff with over 75 years of experience at the school, King's Wood is dedicated to providing a rich, nurturing and experiential learning environment. Here, children ages 2.9 to 6 years have the opportunity to develop a foundation of intellectual, social, and physical skills and experiences that will serve them throughout their lives:
- An ability to think and work independently, and then teach others
- An expectation and love of challenges
- Self-confidence built through learning, doing, creating, and achieving
- The joy of exploring and discovering
- An ability to concentrate
- An appreciation for nature
- Growth as a friend and member of a group
The school has grown from 20 students in a rented store to 64 students in a building owned by King’s Wood. Where a single teacher presided in 1968, we currently have two lead teachers, three teachers, and an administrator. Parents continue to be the mainstay of the school. Through active participation in many areas, including as members of the governing board, parental participation allows King’s Wood to operate for the lowest possible tuition consistent with our educational goals.
King's Wood Montessori School is a private, non-profit organization. The school is chartered as a Massachusetts corporation and all parents of children in the school are voting members of the corporation. King’s Wood Montessori School is licensed by the Department of Early Education and Care and staffed by teachers trained in the Montessori method.